Paavo Nurmi Quotes (4 quotes)
“Don't wait for extraordinary opportunities. Seize common occasions and make them great. Weak men wait for opportunities; strong men make them.”
―Orison Swett Marden
"Pushing to the Front: Or, Success Under Difficulties", (1894), pages 8 and 10
“Truth forever on the scaffold, Wrong forever on the throne,—
Yet that scaffold sways the future, and, behind the dim unknown,
Standeth God within the shadow, keeping watch above his own.”
―James Russell Lowell
The Present Crisis (1844)
“Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned, nor hell a fury like a woman scorned.”
The Mourning Bride (1697), Act III, sc. i
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsPaavo Nurmi
Born: June 13, 1897
Died: October 2, 1973 (aged 76)
Bio: Paavo Johannes Nurmi was a Finnish runner. Born in Turku, he was one of the Flying Finns, a group of sportspeople which also included Hannes Kolehmainen, Ville Ritola and others for their achievements in running. During the 1920s, Nurmi was the best middle and long distance runner worldwide, setting 22 official world records at distances between 1500 m and 20 km.